Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kramnik vs Robot!

A Russian technology company introduce an industrial robot wired to a chess playing program to the guests of the 60th Russian Women's Chess Championship. Former World Champion - Vladimir Kramnik played an exhibition game against it.

Robot vs GM Vladimir Kramnik
Exhibition Game, 16.11.2020

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 Bd7 7. Qd2 h6 8. Bxf6 gxf6 9. O-O-O Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Qa5 11. Kb1 Rc8 12. f4 Qc5 13. Qd3 Bg7 14. f5 h5 15. Be2 Qe5  Rybka Opening book suggest  15... h4 a possible continuation is 16. Nd5 Bh6 17. Rhf1 Bg5  16. Qg3

16...Qxg3? Kramnik can avoid losing the h-pawn with 16... Bf8 17. hxg3 Rc5 18. Bxh5

Black is a pawn down but the close nature of this position give him chance to survive. 18...Bc6 19. Nd5 Rc4 20. Bf3 Rxh1 21. Rxh1 Kf8 22. b3 Rc5 23. Kb2 Bxd5 24. exd5 a5 25. a4 Rc7 26. c4 Rc5 27. Kc3 Rc7 28. g4 b6 29. Kd3 Rc5 30. Kd4 Rc7 31. Be2 Kg8 32. Bd3 Kf8 33. Bc2

Here the game end because Kramnik think that the position is drawn because it seems that white can't break black fortress. 1/2-1/2 The computer i believe - still want to play!

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